Corrosion is a major source of loss for businesses across all industries. While HVAC systems make up a large bulk of corrosion sources, these units are not the only type of structure negatively impacted. Any type of ferrous or non ferrous metal is highly susceptible to becoming corroded at some point in time.
Depending on the location, steel, bridges, pipes, metal buildings, doors, beams and a host of other industrial equipment can become degraded and weakened if left unprotected from harmful elements, like UV rays, salt water, condensation and high humidity. Refineries in particular have a tough time combating the effects of corrosion because of the processes involved within their plants.
Taking solid or liquid resources and removing impurities is a complex process that involves high temperatures and the release of gases. Additionally, without proper airflow and control measures these effects can wear down any machine, structure or building very quickly, with costs adding up all the while.
A report from Honeywell indicated the cost of corrosion failure in a refinery could be up to $60 million due to the amount of profit lost while repairs took place and maintenance expenses to replace damaged structures. Over a half-million dollars worth of production can be lost in a matter of days. Further, corrosion costs account for roughly $300 billion a year in the U.S.
The amount of money going toward eliminating corrosion is astronomical considering prevention methods are widely available. Coatings can be applied overtop metals that will resist corrosion and increase the longevity and durability of certain structures.
Rahn Industries applies a waterborne acrylic polymer DTM coating that can be used on a vast array of materials. Copper, steel, aluminum and brass can all be covered with DTM, providing a solid seal with just one coat. This makes it particularly effective on HVAC systems because coil failures are common with older units.
Entire buildings themselves can be covered with DTM to remove the possibility of corrosion setting in. Rahn's field technicians can coat over new or old buildings while using eco-friendly materials that don't contain cyanides or heavy metal solids.
With superior adhesion and a high gloss, DTM not only gets the job done, but looks good while doing it. The coating can prevent dirt and water from collecting on your equipment because of its hydrophobic contents. Further, refineries can improve their own sustainability efforts by using DTM because it makes production processes more efficient and increases the performance of HVAC units, thus lowering utility costs and energy waste.
Rahn Industries has a full lineup of spray and immersion (dip)/Bake protective coatings to meet your needs.